Ours is a restless, rushed society. Life moves ever faster each year. We struggle to fit as much in as we can, and rarely pause for reflection. Perhaps the same is true of our spiritual lives. We can so easily feel that our walk with the Lord is just one extra thing to squeeze in to our crowded days and weeks.
In the Psalms, rather than the Lord being just another clamouring voice making demands on our time and energy, we discover that he is one who gives rest. David tells us to ‘Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.
These devotions are intended to help you do just that. They are all short, focussing on just a verse or two, with a break in the middle for reflection. So why not pause your busy day and spend some time with God, to rest in his presence, and delight in his smile upon you.
Praise for the book:
“The pressures of life shout loudly sometimes – it’s easy to get distracted by the pain. How important, then, to have resources like these beautiful devotions on the Psalms, where Matt Searles helps us lift our eyes to the One who loves us most and leads us best. Packed with bite-sized reminders about the character and call of God, there’s fuel here for every limping believer. A real spur to perseverance and hope.”
– Helen Thorne, Director of Training and Resources, Biblical Counselling UK; author, 5 Things to Pray for Your City
“Some of the deep treasures of scripture pass us by because we rush through our Bible reading. We too often find ourselves glancing at words, rather than pausing long enough to gaze into the heart of our God. This book is a reflective stroll through some well-loved psalms. It’s pace is deliberately leisurely, enabling the reader to pause, and meditate upon the beauty and majesty of our unchanging God. I have been greatly blessed and pastorally encouraged by this book and commended it to all who seek to ‘be still’ before the Lord and simply marvel at Him.”
– Colin Webster, Minister, Cornerstone Church, Nottingham; author, Time Well Spent
- Be Still